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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 8/10

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Cash to Debt 0.14
ADVS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
60% of the 2690 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 11.15 vs. ADVS: 0.14 )
ADVS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.11   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.14

Equity to Asset -0.12
ADVS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
61% of the 2437 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. ADVS: -0.12 )
ADVS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.29   Max: 0.89
Current: -0.12

-0.29
0.89
Interest Coverage 11.44
ADVS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
55% of the 1680 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. ADVS: 11.44 )
ADVS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 6.33   Max: 9999.99
Current: 11.44

6.33
9999.99
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 3.67
M-Score: -2.85
WACC vs ROIC
6.88%
34.30%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

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Operating margin (%) 18.51
ADVS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 2659 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.75 vs. ADVS: 18.51 )
ADVS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -26.73   Max: 24.32
Current: 18.51

-26.73
24.32
Net-margin (%) 11.00
ADVS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 2659 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.76 vs. ADVS: 11.00 )
ADVS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -67.76   Max: 44.87
Current: 11

-67.76
44.87
ROA (%) 10.10
ADVS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 2705 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. ADVS: 10.10 )
ADVS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -23.82   Max: 24.29
Current: 10.1

-23.82
24.29
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 256.33
ADVS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 2674 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 32.98 vs. ADVS: 256.33 )
ADVS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -142.69   Max: 280.58
Current: 256.33

-142.69
280.58
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 7.10
ADVS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 2124 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. ADVS: 7.10 )
ADVS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -1.8   Max: 24.7
Current: 7.1

-1.8
24.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 18.10
ADVS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1756 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. ADVS: 18.10 )
ADVS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -56.5   Max: 106.5
Current: 18.1

-56.5
106.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 21.80
ADVS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1588 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. ADVS: 21.80 )
ADVS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -33.9   Max: 77.8
Current: 21.8

-33.9
77.8
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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

ADVS Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 9,578 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 427,686 sh (+1744.43%)
Jim Simons 164,868 sh (+27.24%)
Ron Baron 5,083,071 sh (+2.61%)
Bill Frels 65,100 sh (unchged)
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Q4 2014

ADVS Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Chuck Royce 41,600 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 29,610 sh (+209.15%)
Jim Simons 242,868 sh (+47.31%)
Bill Frels 79,700 sh (+22.43%)
Joel Greenblatt 520,327 sh (+21.66%)
Ron Baron 4,965,043 sh (-2.32%)
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Q1 2015

ADVS Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Mario Gabelli 327,100 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,037,968 sh (+327.38%)
Chuck Royce 63,500 sh (+52.64%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Bill Frels Sold Out
Ron Baron 4,208,369 sh (-15.24%)
Joel Greenblatt 83,495 sh (-83.95%)
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2015

ADVS Guru Trades in 2015

Ron Baron 628,752 sh (-87.34%)
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Guru Investment Theses on Advent Software Inc

Baron Funds Comments on Advent Software Inc. - Aug 07, 2013

Advent Software, Inc. (ADVS), the provider of critical back-office software to the investment management business, rose 25.3% in the quarter. Earnings showed significant improvement both in sales and margins. The company announced that in conclusion of its evaluation of strategic alternatives, it would pursue a leveraged recap and pay out a $9/per share special dividend. A result with which we are happy.

From Ron Baron’s second quarter 2013 commentary.


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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 53.10
ADVS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
71% of the 2995 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 82.20 vs. ADVS: 53.10 )
ADVS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.51   Max: 129.03
Current: 53.1

11.51
129.03
Forward P/E 25.58
ADVS's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
82% of the 2995 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ADVS: 25.58 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 53.40
ADVS's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
73% of the 2995 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 83.80 vs. ADVS: 53.40 )
ADVS' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 11.46   Max: 128.17
Current: 53.4

11.46
128.17
P/S 5.88
ADVS's P/S is ranked lower than
58% of the 2995 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.79 vs. ADVS: 5.88 )
ADVS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.18   Max: 7.66
Current: 5.88

2.18
7.66
PFCF 26.21
ADVS's PFCF is ranked higher than
80% of the 2995 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 200.00 vs. ADVS: 26.21 )
ADVS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 10.08   Max: 48.97
Current: 26.21

10.08
48.97
POCF 23.41
ADVS's POCF is ranked higher than
74% of the 2995 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 32.54 vs. ADVS: 23.41 )
ADVS' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 7.15   Max: 37.22
Current: 23.41

7.15
37.22
EV-to-EBIT 33.27
ADVS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
73% of the 2995 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 44.26 vs. ADVS: 33.27 )
ADVS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -3736.9   Max: 969.3
Current: 33.27

-3736.9
969.3
PEG 3.36
ADVS's PEG is ranked higher than
90% of the 2995 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ADVS: 3.36 )
ADVS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 4.92
Current: 3.36

0.46
4.92
Shiller P/E 67.56
ADVS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
79% of the 2995 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ADVS: 67.56 )
ADVS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 29.08   Max: 1063
Current: 67.56

29.08
1063
Current Ratio 0.58
ADVS's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
60% of the 2484 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. ADVS: 0.58 )
ADVS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 7.56
Current: 0.58

0.55
7.56
Quick Ratio 0.58
ADVS's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
59% of the 2484 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. ADVS: 0.58 )
ADVS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 7.56
Current: 0.58

0.55
7.56
Days Sales Outstanding 56.56
ADVS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
82% of the 2995 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 84.07 vs. ADVS: 56.56 )
ADVS' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 46.29   Max: 110.16
Current: 56.56

46.29
110.16

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 0.89
ADVS's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
72% of the 1305 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. ADVS: 0.89 )
ADVS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 1.29
Current: 0.89

0.39
1.29
Dividend Payout 0.47
ADVS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
84% of the 2995 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ADVS: 0.47 )
ADVS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 0.59
Current: 0.47

0.47
0.59
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.90
ADVS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
71% of the 1335 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. ADVS: 0.90 )
ADVS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 1.29
Current: 0.9

0.39
1.29
Share Buyback Rate 0.30
ADVS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
87% of the 1811 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. ADVS: 0.30 )
ADVS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 5.2   Max: -12.7
Current: 0.3

Valuation & Return

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Price/DCF (Projected) 2.62
ADVS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
76% of the 2995 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ADVS: 2.62 )
ADVS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.74   Max: 6.19
Current: 2.62

0.74
6.19
Price/Median PS Value 1.30
ADVS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
66% of the 2995 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. ADVS: 1.30 )
ADVS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 4.19
Current: 1.3

0.49
4.19
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.39
ADVS's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 2993 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ADVS: 3.39 )
ADVS' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 1.13   Max: 7.27
Current: 3.39

1.13
7.27
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.00
ADVS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
67% of the 2630 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. ADVS: 3.00 )
ADVS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 4.8
Current: 3

0.1
4.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 19.09
ADVS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1238 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 11.74 vs. ADVS: 19.09 )
ADVS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 81
Current: 19.09

1.1
81

Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Software - Application
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Advent Software Inc was founded and incorporated in 1983 in California and reincorporated in Delaware in November 1995. It offers software and services that automate work flows and data across investment management organizations, as well as the information flows between an investment management organization and external parties. Its products are intended to increase operational efficiency, improve the accuracy of client information and enable better decision-making. Each solution focuses on specific mission-critical functions of the investment management organization and is tailored to meet the needs of a particular market segment of the investment management industry, as determined by size, assets under management and complexity of the investment process. Its business derives revenues from the development, marketing and sale of software products, Software-as-a-Service, data interfaces hosting services and related maintenance and services that automate, integrate and support certain mission-critical functions of investment management organizations around the world. The company faces competition from certain providers of software and related services as well as providers of outsourced services.
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